Top 14 February Business Events In Fargo-Moorhead

Written by: Fargo Inc Staff

HERE Career Expo | FEBRUARY 1

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mark your calendars! Lee Hecht Harrison is hosting a complimentary career expo for former HERE professionals in job transition, and your company is invited to participate. This event will provide an excellent forum for your company to meet and network with HERE professionals receiving active placement services from Lee Hecht Harrison. For more information, please email [email protected].
1715 Gold Drive, Fargo

The Lowdown on the Diversion | FEBRUARY 6

7:30 – 9 a.m.

You’ve heard talk of the F-M Diversion on the radio and read about it online; now, hear updates firsthand from the individuals most closely involved in the efforts. This large-scale project has had ups and downs since talks of it first surfaced as a solution to permanent flood protection in the metro. From feasibility studies and funding setbacks to taskforces and permits, where does the project currently stand? At this event, we’ll be joined by Tim Mahoney, mayor of Fargo, and Del Rae Williams, mayor of Moorhead, for an update. Both have will the latest scoop as outgoing and incoming chairs of the Diversion Authority, respectively. A panel of experts will also join us to share their perspectives into the past, present and future of our region’s flood protection.

Registration (includes breakfast)
Chamber Members

  • $30 in advance
  • $35 at the door


  • $40 in advance
  • $45 at the door
Courtyard by Marriott Fargo-Moorhead
1080 28th Ave. S, Moorhead

TV Timeout | FEBRUARY 7

6:30 p.m.

It’s back! Join the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota for a playby-play critique of the best and worst commercials showcased during football’s biggest game of the year. It’s one of the most talked about annual advertising events in the industry, and they’re making an evening out of it! Join them as they watch advertising’s best 30-second touchdowns and fumbles and ask a team of local experts to discuss, critique and debate.
Sanctuary Events Center
670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

NDSU Career Expo | FEBRUARY 6-7

  • Day 1 (February 6): Agriculture, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences 1-4 p.m.
  • Day 2 (February 7): Engineering, Design, Science and Technology 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Career Expo provides an excellent opportunity to connect with students to discuss or interview for current and/or future career-related employment and coop/internship opportunities. Last year, more than 300 employers and 1,500 students and alumni attended the event.

NDSU alumni and students from area four-year universities are invited to attend the event. The fair is not open to the general public or third-party recruiters.
1800 N. University Drive, Fargo

1 Million Cups Fargo | FEBRUARY 7, 14, 21, 28

9:15-10:15 a.m.


Every Wednesday, join the vibrant entrepreneurial community of FargoMoorhead-West Fargo and Emerging Prairie by participating in an event filled with guest speakers, tons of coffee, ideas and excellent networking opportunities. Event is free.
The Stage at Island Park
333 4th St. S, Fargo

Business After Hours | FEBRUARY 8

Business After Hours continues to set records as the region’s largest networking event. Booth space is often sold out, and attendees can connect with their peers and exhibitors ranging from cell phone companies to financial institutions and more. Join for a great time over apps, networking and fun! For additional information, please contact Bobbi Jo Rehder at [email protected].

Cost (includes appetizer and two drink tickets)

  • $25 if you register prior to midnight the Monday before
  • $35 all registrations received after that time and at the door
Hilton Garden Inn Fargo
4351 17th Ave. S, Fargo

Uncovering Leadership Blind Spots and Discovering the Pathway to Motivating Your Employees | FEBRUARY 14

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

We’ve all had great leaders whom we’ve respected and wanted to do our best work for, and then we’ve had not-so-great leaders who lacked what it takes to motivate us to do our best. Here, Dale Carnegie’s Tamara Anderson will provide a broad perspective on leadership characteristics that motivate people to do their best work and stay with their employer. Backed by groundbreaking research, participants will discover potential blind spots for how employees across cultures prioritize the importance of various leadership characteristics.

This training qualifies for 2 CPE credits for the ND CPA Society.

Registration (includes lunch)
Chamber Members

  • $30 in advance
  • 35 at the door Non-Members
  • $40 in advance
  • $45 at the door
Courtyard by Marriott
1080 28th Ave. S, Moorhead

Downtown Development Announcement and Social | FEBRUARY 16

3-5 p.m.

The Moorhead Downtown Development group will be updating the community on progress that has been made and share exciting news about the future of Downtown Moorhead.
Rourke Art Gallery
521 Main Ave., Moorhead

Economic Outlook Forum

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Feb Business Events calendar

This year, the Chamber welcomes national economist Stephen Moore for the keynote address. Starion Bank’s Scott Green will also present on the results of an economic survey from Chamber members for a look at our local outlook and trends. The annual Economic Outlook Forum offers a glimpse of the various factors affecting the regional economy: energy exploration, workforce availability, technology, entrepreneurism and health care.

Registration (includes lunch)
Chamber Members

  • $35 in advance
  • $40 at the door


  • $45 in advance
  • $50 at the door

Corporate Table Sponsorship (table of eight)

  • $650
Delta by Marriott
1635 42nd St. S, Fargo

CO.STARTERS Winter Course | FEBRUARY 20 – APRIL 17

6-9 p.m.

CO.STARTERS is a nine-week business-development program that helps aspiring entrepreneurs put ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving small business. Participants will be accepted on a rolling application basis for their next cohort, which will start on February 20 and continue weekly for nine weeks.

The total course fee for the CO.STARTERS General Session is $500, which includes:

  • Course materials
  • Professional course facilitator with office hours to address your business-development needs
  • Access to a list of members of the business community who are ready to meet with students
  • Small-business resources
  • Discounted membership at the Prairie Den coworking space during the course.
Prairie Den
122 1/2 N. Broadway, Fargo

The Role of CEO, aka “The Link” | FEBRUARY 21

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

This luncheon is intended for all Fargo-Moorhead area CEOs, presidents, business owners and executives.

The CEO alone experiences the meaningful outside at an enterprise level and is responsible for understanding it, interpreting it, advocating for it, and presenting it so that the company can respond in a way that enables sustainable sales, profit and total growth. It’s a job that only CEOs can do because everybody else in the organization is focused much more narrowly and, for the most part, in one direction. The CEO can see opportunities that others don’t see and, as the one person whose boss isn’t another company employee, make the judgments and the tough calls others are unable to make.

the100 Member Panelists

  • Robin Nelson, CEO, Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley
  • Rachael Boyer, CEO, The Coatings Authority
  • Dave Ekman, President, Bridge Hospitality
Avalon Events Center
2525 9th Ave. S, Fargo



The American Advertising Federation’s annual American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) program honors excellence in advertising and cultivates the highest creative standards. It is the only creative awards program administered by the advertising industry for the industry. Each year, AAF members across the country enter more than 40,000 samples of their best work, which makes the ADDYs the world’s largest advertising competition.

AAF-ND Gold winners proceed to the 8th District competition. District gold winners go on to the national finals.

Finding Your Voice in the World | FEBRUARY 27

Life comes in cycles with ups and downs, highs and lows. Our life experiences affect how we carry ourselves and interact with others. Really, our life experiences impact everything we do. The response is in your hands. After all, the only thing we can control is ourselves and not the external world. Author Laetitia Mizero Hellerud will share her life journey and how she overcame adversity in many ways.

From learning to adapt in new countries multiple times as her family fled her native war-torn country of Burundi to reclaiming herself after a painful divorce, losing her employment, and more, she will candidly talk about finding her voice in the midst of chaos and life’s hardships. Mizero Hellerud hopes to inspire you to find your own voice regardless of your life circumstances.

Chamber Members

  • $25 in advance
  • $30 at the door Non-Members
  • $35 in advance
  • $40 at the door

DoubleTree by Hilton & West Fargo Conference Center
825 East Beaton Drive, West Fargo

Prairie Capital Summit | FEBRUARY 28

1-5 p.m.

This event is designed to connect investors, founders and ecosystem-builders as you learn about building businesses in our region. The day will feature keynote presentations from experienced founders and investors, breakout sessions and rapid pitch sessions for new founders and ecosystem builders to share ideas and resources.

Register at
The Stage at Island Park
333 4th St S, Fargo Laetitia Mizero

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